Importing iPhone from Apple UK store

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  1. DaBossIsHere, Jan 2, 2015
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    DaBossIsHere macrumors regular

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    First of all Happy New Year.

    I've been wanting to purchase an iPhone 6 64GB from my country for a while now but everywhere I try is sold out. Now my only option is buying it online from Apple UK. But since Apple UK doesn't post overseas, will I be able to use a forwarding service so that Apple sends to that UK address and then this forwarding company will send the iPhone to me?

    And, will the unlocked UK version work with another country in Europe?

    Thanks!
     
  2. buntym macrumors member

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    Yes, the unlocked UK version works with any GSM carrier worldwide. Note, however, that Apple has an actively updated database of freight forwarding services and they will reject/cancel your order if it is found out.
     
  3. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    The above is very true and 99.9% you'll find are blocked. Your better off finding someone trustworthy to purchase and forward for you.
     
  4. DaBossIsHere thread starter macrumors regular

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    Let's say I'll risk it, will I receive back my money if order is cancelled? Or will I have to go through a lot of problems? Thanks!
     
  5. Gav2k macrumors G3

    Gav2k

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    Apple will just cancel the order but do it several times and they will blacklist you
     
  6. DaBossIsHere thread starter macrumors regular

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    Cheers buddy! I'll see if I can find it somewhere else then.
     
  7. wasimyaqoob macrumors 6502a

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    Just purchase a brand new handset from eBay UK.

    Problem solved.
     
  8. DaBossIsHere thread starter macrumors regular

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    Some of them are extremely overpriced!
     
  9. pacmania1982 macrumors 6502a

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    Find someone who is willing to buy one and ship it for you?

    pac
     
  10. BreeeZe macrumors member

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    I ordered my 5S from the U.K. last year and had it shipped to the Netherlands through borderlinx without issues, and I know several other who did the same.
    (This year I got my 6 here, because the launch was only 1 week later)

    I also know some people who had their orders cancelled, but it will not get you in any 'trouble'.

    If in where you I would just try and order it, they will put a reserve on your creditcard which they will release if they cancel your order, so no problems there.
     

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